Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We're Back

So sorry to have disappeared from the blogosphere. I realize that many people are chomping at the bit when it comes to images of Zoe and I truly apologize. I will do better but I have to tell you the update will do a lot to satisfy your craving and get me back in your good graces. Let start with some "hangin' out" pictures.

Zoe had to try on Emma's wacky Sid Vicious wig. AWESOME!

Emma is officially a bi-ped. Way to go Emma!

We met up with Kellie (the previous and now current nanny) and Emilio at the park. So glad to have her back.

This apple slice didn't stand a chance. Totally pulverized at the end of this snacking session.

Playing after bathtime

I made the mistake of letting her taste the Popsicle and then the grunting began.

Everyone is doing well. Zoe is working on lots of new teeth and is really starting to scoot around. Sleeping through the night has been a little elusive but I'm sure poking enamel chunks through your gums is a bit uncomfortable. I can't help but comfort her with closeness. I may pay for it later but only time will tell.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hangin With My Baby!

I so look forward to my days off. The idea of sleeping in with Zoe or taking a walk to just about anywhere or meeting up with friends. Everything is an adventure. Zoe makes friends wherever she goes: the cashier at the grocery store, the person waiting in line at the post office, someone waiting at the red light. She teaches me something new every day and I still can't believe she's my daughter.

What is this strange contraption?


I got these great shots of her while we were waiting to catch our first M train together.
Yay, new subway expeditions!

I hope to look forward to coming home to her for the next 18 years.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Officially In My Early 30's

My birthday started off with a delicious breakfast. I took a little crap for making it myself but it was a lot of fun. We can't have our guests slaving in the kitchen, can we? After waffle boats, turkey bacon and eggs, we made our way into the city on a very sunny day.

We headed to the Highline Park in Chelsea to check out the foliage.

The infamous Standard Hotel
(apparently they like to encourage guests to display themselves sans clothes in the windows facing the Highline)

After a delicious dinner at the local sushi restaurant, we headed back to our apartment to devour some cake. No, I didn't make my own birthday cake. Debbie made it but I really wanted to decorate it and since it was my birthday, Debbie graciously conceded the task to me. Pretty good huh? Maybe I missed my calling.

Thanks for coming to visit and making my birthday a special day. We hope to see you all again really soon.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Grammy and Grampy and Sam, Oh My!

We all got quite a San Francisco treat when the McAuliffe-Schmutz family came to visit us for a few days. They had perfect timing and arrived on the weekend of my birthday. The weather was amazing and the company was outstanding. Everyone arrived on Saturday afternoon and we spent the evening in the new neighborhood. One of my favorite things about Grammy and Grampy is how much they enjoy exploring the areas in which we live. We had dinner at our favorite pizza place and made tentative plans for the weekend.

Here are some pics from the visit. You can see more of our adventures in my birthday post, up next.

Grampy got a lot of cuddle time with Zoe.

Grammy and Uncle Sam

Storytime with Grampy

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Full o' giggles

How I wish the world was full of nothing but joyous children! Zoe is a wonder of unconditional love and curiosity. She loves to be with us and really asks for so little. Her presence makes me realize how much we need to change the way we deal with one another and the unrealistic and unnatural expectations we place on ourselves and others. It's time to re-focus ourselves on the things that really matter: loving and caring for others in the hopes of making this world a better place.

Heavy stuff! Now onto the goodies... enjoy!!

Zoe is hilarious.